Battersea Arts Centre’s joint artistic director David Micklem is to step down from his position to leave the venue at the end of November.
Micklem has jointly run BAC for five years and said he now plans to take a break before looking into other leadership roles. He said he hopes to remain “closely connected” to the venue as it continues to be developed and completes its restoration plans.
David Jubb, who currently shares the role with Micklem, will become sole artistic director and chief executive.
BAC will look to appoint a commercial and operations director from April 2013, who will be part of the executive team, when current executive director Sarah Preece completes her contract.
The venue said it has decided to change its leadership model in order to “best serve” the primary focuses for the organisation in the next three years. These include supporting artists to create theatre, its ongoing capital project, fundraising and maximising the potential of the building, it said.
Michael Day, chair of the BAC board, said: “David [Micklem] has shown enormous loyalty and commitment to BAC. He has worked with David [Jubb] and the board to consider what will serve BAC best over the next three years.
“Throughout his time at BAC he has demonstrated true qualities as a leader and on behalf of the board I would like to wish him every success for the future.”